World Renowned Piano Shops

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If you are in the market for a piano, another instrument, or musical and recording gear, there are many respected outlets in cities around the world from which to choose. But what makes a store truly renowned? A broad selection of merchandise is important, but customer service makes the difference between a nice music store and a world renowned one. The following highlights a few piano and music shops from around the world that earned their excellent reputations.

Faust Harrison, New York

Faust Harrison is the largest piano dealer in the New York City area. It has a huge, hand-picked inventory of the top brands of piano – and it deals exclusively with pianos. It also provides tuning and repair services, as well as recital space and the expertise needed to maintain a piano in perfect condition. Faust Harrison is a family-owned business that goes back three decades. In addition to its Manhattan showroom, on the famous “Piano Row,” it has showrooms on Long Island and in Westchester. It is a piano-lovers dream, in the center of one of the most exciting neighborhoods for music in the world.

Big Music, Sydney

Big Music, with its retail space in the Crow’s Nest suburb of Sydney, has one of the most stunning selections of musical instruments in Australia. It sells not just pianos and keyboards, but guitars, bass guitars, drums, and accessories as well. There headquarters also offers music lessons, a recording studio in Sydney, and lighting rentals. Big Music is a place where both professional and amateur musicians will find what they need: a sprawling retail space with a complete range of musical services. Many musical fantasies have found their realization at Big Music.

Chappell of Bond Street, London

Chappell of Bond Street (actually located on Wardour Street in London’s West End) is one of the largest music shops in Europe. It was founded in 1811. It carries a vast array of pianos, keyboards, guitars, and other instruments. Its selection of sheet music, which is available in-store and on-line, is extensive, and it also provides tuning and technical services. Chappell has a new music production center within the store that can be hired by musicians to record, mix, and produce their own music.

PianoForte, Chicago

PianoForte is in downtown Chicago on South Michigan Avenue, conveniently located across from the Art Institute and two blocks from Symphony Center. It was founded seven years ago and now sells some of the highest-quality pianos in the world: grands, uprights, and digital pianos. PianoForte also produces its own recordings in the PianoForte recording studio, where it has the technical ability to record a variety of musical styles. Its eighth-floor showroom is available for hire to musicians and music teachers for recitals.


This post was generously provided by Brent Yorzinski.

This article on music shops is written by Brent Yorzinski who is well respected in the SEO industry. However, one of his hobbies is traveling and visiting different music venues around the world. This piece includes a few of the nicer ones he encountered.


 
 
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  • Lyrad Koontz August 22, 2013, 1:39 pm

    The most important part of any music shop is the people. If they are musician’s themselves and really know their stuff ten that is a big plus. You can tell the people who really have a passion for music and those that are just faking it.

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  • Michelles Piano December 27, 2013, 7:35 pm

    Thanks for this great list of renowned piano shops from around the world. There’s so many beautiful piano shops out there that it’s great to see bloggers blogging about them.

    When in Portland OR feel free to visit us!

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  • piano technique January 5, 2014, 7:57 am

    Start now. Don’t be limited by what is normally thought of as “jazz improvisation.” This type of improvisation is what I call “mental improvisation.” In order to do this type of improvisation, you must use your mind to be aware of chord changes and understand various scales and notes that correspond to the current chord. But there are other types of improvisation. There is “emotional improvisation” and “spiritual improvisation.” Emotional improvisation is when you express your emotions through music.

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  • John Elliot Gardiner January 20, 2014, 8:11 am

    Piano studies is not even about music itself. It is the peripheral skills acquired in the course of mastering the instrument: staying calm and focused under pressure, evaluating one’s weaknesses and working at it or be better, persisting in the face of challenges, working whether one feels like doing something or not, breaking jobs into little pieces to reach goals and providing an outlet for creativity.

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  • Goerge February 17, 2014, 4:53 am

    Faust Harrison is my choice, I have visited them before and they are certainly great guys..

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  • eric May 4, 2014, 9:18 am

    perfect article for music lover and for ones who want to learn music

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  • enrich your spiritual life October 22, 2014, 5:38 pm

    Piano students become proficient in handling stress as a natural part of learning. A piano student participates in various music performances like a recital. The piano student learns to deal with racing heartbeats, fingers trembling, anxieties, lost of focus in an effort to control one’s nerves. In order to avoid an embarrassing situation, a student spends countless hours in practice to be able to play at its best.

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  • George Pianor November 17, 2014, 12:02 am

    If they are musician’s themselves and really know their stuff ten that is a big plus. You can tell the people who really have a passion for music and those that are just faking it.

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  • Christopher James January 11, 2015, 9:56 am

    But are the pianos affordable? I really hope so.

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  • Music Woman April 23, 2016, 11:40 am

    There is “emotional improvisation” and “spiritual improvisation.” Emotional improvisation is when you express your emotions through music

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  • Music Woman June 29, 2016, 1:54 am

    Faust Harrison is my choice, I have visited them before and they are certainly great guys..

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  • MWANGAZA KITABU July 2, 2016, 3:05 am

    Big Music, Sydney…i love it.
    Great article.
    Keep it up

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  • DJ Bridal August 19, 2018, 6:42 am

    Went to the Piano Forte shop in Chicago and the selection of pianos there is simply astounding. I’ll try to visit Faust Harrison when I go to NY maybe next year. Thanks for this!

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    • Deborah E January 9, 2019, 2:34 pm

      Oh, I definitely enjoy visiting piano shops and I can see where you mention that it is astounding. It truly is! Sometimes it is surprising how there can be so many different pianos, but there are, and they earn their reputation. If you are a piano player, visiting even one shop is truly an experience. Thank you for sharing!

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